Time for an exhibition

I gave the photo in the picture above to my wife as a Valentine’s present. I find it difficult to look at it without being moved. It’s a photo that tells stories. A lot of my photos are like that. They are not just would-be postcards that grip the world by their teeth and leave you no room to go beyond. They are open doors to stories. In line with my new novel, Stories People Tell, I am beginning to think of organising a new exhibition entitled Stories Photos Tell. Priority at the moment goes to finishing the novel which is reaching its climactic finale, but I have selected a number of possible photos…

Hard times!

The hard life of Swiss gnomes in Winter. See all the snapped gallery

Strange guests

An alpine concert for frozen fish

Strange guests in unusual places. New contributions to the Snapped gallery.

Inauguration at La Chaux de Fonds

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The inauguration of the Place de la Gare in La Chaux de Fonds took place mid October 2015. It was marked by a display of slides projected onto surrounding buildings accompanied by music. See the gallery for more photos.

Alexander Hahn

Alexander Hahn

I have added several photos to the Art gallery taken at the opening of Alexander Hahn’s exhibition entitled All the World’s a Stage that took place at the Kunstraum Oktogon, Bern on Saturday September 12th. I hadn’t seen Alexander for nearly 25 years when I was in my ‘video’ phase. It was really good to meet up, although a busy opening is not necessarily the best place.

I had a quick look back in the archives and immediately found several articles I wrote about Alexander. Here is one in English from the first and only issue of the bilingual Scope Magazine in which Alexander was the feature video maker. It dates from November 1992. (Click to see full page version of these articles.)

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And a review in French of his video Dirt Site in Number 19 of the quarterly magazine Gen Lock.

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New gallery: Re-definitions

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See the new gallery of illustrated definitions from the Re-définitions exhibition that took place late August – early September 2015 in the BLS railway station of Saint-Blaise, Switzerland. The idea was to rethink the definition of a number of lesser-known French words in the hope of sparking off the imagination. English translations are available.

Môtiers 2015

Olivier Estoppey, Sur la route d'Ornans

Click on the photo above to visit the new gallery about the open air art exhibition Môtiers 2015.  And see if you can figure out which works are by ‘real’ artists and which are imaginary.

The above work is by Olivier Estoppey, Sur la route d’Ornans.